(Persia Digest) – The collection of statues by Tony Cragg, entitled “Roots and Stones”, had been showcased in Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art since October. It is now on show in the city of Isfahan.
The British-German sculptor was a guest of the Museum in Tehran with his collection of statues, large and aesthetic. During his stay in the capital, he designed a statue which is now a keepsake on show at the museum.
He has now traveled to Isfahan with his collection. His statues have been arranged in Isfahan’s Museum of Contemporary Arts and will be on show to the public until 13 April 2018.
He explained about the title of his exhibition and the fact that there were no stones in it by saying: “I had traveled to Iran previously and seen its nature. I was inspired by the nature of Iran, its landscape, the people who live there, and the culture and history that has shaped it in naming my collection. What you see is not necessarily connected to the exhibition, but I have linked it to this country.”
He had earlier talked about sculpting: “Sculpting is a relatively new art which shows the imbalance in nature created by mankind. Forms, ideas, power, freedoms, talks, and a new lexicon can all be seen in these sculptures.